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12 Safe & Affordable Used Vehicles

October 1, 2015

Next to price, safety is one of the most important factors car shoppers consider before deciding on a vehicle.

Last week, Forbes released a list of the 12 safest used cars that are all under $19,000. So not only do these vehicles have great safety records, but they won't completely empty your wallet. Vehicles on the list include the Subaru Legacy, Honda Pilot AWD, Ford Flex 2WD, and Acura TSX.

As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices being offered in your area.

RankVehicleUsed 2011 Base Model Fair Purchase Price
1Subaru Legacy$12,670
2Honda Odyssey$16,340
3Honda Pilot AWD$18,794
4Chevrolet Equinox FWD/AWD$13,878
5Ford Flex 2WD$15,116
6Mazda CX-9 AWD$13,924
7Subaru Outback$15,099
8Volkswagen Jetta$9,241
9Acura TSX$16,601
10BMW 328i Sedan$17,239
11Buick Enclave 2WD/4WD$17,755
12Mercedes-Benz C-Class$17,414

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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